FilmStruck Friday: Harold Lloyd Shorts

Welcome to this week’s edition of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP, with the exception of the first Friday of the month (which is reserved for “Favorite things about…”), we’ll be taking a look at a film available through the TCM and Criterion Collection streaming service. Today I’m highlighting a pair of Harold Lloyd comedic shorts. Happy viewing! While not necessarily extensive, FilmStruck has … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Harold Lloyd Shorts

Special Features on the ‘TCM Greatest: Doris Day Double Feature’ DVD

Earlier this year I picked up the TCM Greatest Classic Films: Doris Day Double Feature DVD during one of the TCM shop’s sales. After watching By the Light of the Silvery Moon from the set this month (review coming in December), I decided to check out the special features, knowing that shorts and cartoons were included on both disks. The features and my thoughts on … Continue reading Special Features on the ‘TCM Greatest: Doris Day Double Feature’ DVD

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John

Welcome to week five of our journey into the world of silent slapstick comedies! This week we’re taking a look at Volume 5 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia set, which focuses on the work of Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John through a selection of five shorts. Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) Directed by: Fatty Arbuckle Starring: Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Al St. … Continue reading Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John